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Personal Support Worker Course

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Kick-Start a Rewarding Career Path in Healthcare in Only 31 Weeks

This program is being offered remotely until onsite classes can resume. Register now to receive instructor-led, real-time education from the safety of your home. Learn more about online learning with TIBC today.

About the Program

The Personal Support Worker certificate program at TIBC provides quality instruction in safe and effective client care techniques that you will use to assist with daily living activities. Personal support workers play an important role in maintaining patient care and comfort, such as assisting clients with preparing meals, grocery shopping, personal hygiene, laundry, and other aspects of household management. You will gain a strong foundational knowledge in mental health issues, safety and mobility, care planning, informal counseling and much more, and apply these skills in an intensive clinical placement.

Our extensive student and career services provide support throughout the program and give you the tools needed to succeed in your job search. If you want a compassionate career path that makes a real difference in the lives of clients and their families, our Personal Support Worker program will help you achieve your employment goals. Contact us today for more information!

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge to perform routine health-related duties such as administering medications and collecting specimens; assist with bedside and personal care, including ambulation, personal hygiene, dressing and undressing; perform housekeeping duties; provide care and companionship for individuals and their families; provide informal counseling when needed; observing and reporting any changes in the client’s condition or behaviour, and more.

Career Outlook

Employment
The outlook for Personal Support Workers is strong with an increase in job openings expected throughout the healthcare industry

Wages
The median salary is $18.00/hr and may increase to $26.22/hr with experience and seniority

Workplace Opportunities
Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement residences, private homes, rehabilitative care centres and more

Career Options
Our graduates may pursue a career path as a family caregiver, personal support worker, personal aide, respite worker, home support worker and more

Source: jobbank.gc.ca (NOC 4412)

Course List

» PSW Foundations
» Safety & Mobility
» Body Systems
» Assisting with Personal Hygiene
» Abuse and Neglect
» Household Management, Nutrition & Hydration
» Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community
» Assisting the Family
» Growth & Development
» Assisting the Dying Person
» Assisting with Medications
» Cognitive / Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
» Health Conditions

Program Details

  • Program Length: 31 Weeks
    390 Hours Theory / 310 Hours Field Placement
  • Program Type: Certificate